10 Best Bob Box Braids Hairstyles + a Tutorial

Unique ways to style your cute cropped braids.

If you’re looking for a way to get in on the bob trend without sacrificing your braids, then you’ve come to the right place. Bob box braids are one of our favorite trends that we’ve seen this season and for good reason too: This adorable style makes the most of two unique looks and the results are hairstyle perfection.

Thinking about giving bob box braids a try? Read on for inspiration:



Section your hair in half and clip the top section up. Then divide the lower section into two. Comb through the first section with Bed Head by TIGI Wax Stick.


Add Extensions.

Start by securing your section with an elastic. Then, place a folded extension over the elastic and keep your natural hair in the middle. This will help keep the braid as close as possible to your scalp.



Use your natural hair as one of the three strands and begin creating a regular three-strand braid. Once your natural hair runs out, create three equal sections with the extensions and continue to braid.



Continue braiding every section of hair you create until your entire head is covered.


Cut Your Bob.

Since this is a bob style, you don’t have to braid all the way down. Secure the end of your braid with an elastic and then cut right below the elastic to shorten your extensions.



Carefully, hold some heat underneath the ends of your braids to seal the ends.



Dip the ends of your braids into hot water to further seal your style. Use a towel to remove excess water.


Tame Edges.

Tame your baby hairs with a toothbrush and some hair gel. We love using TRESemmé TRES Two Strong Hold Hair Gel for extra hold and shine throughout the day.



Your bob box braid style is complete!

1. Wavy Braids

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A slight wave adds some texture and dimension to this box braids bob style.

Add a slight wave to the very ends of your box braids for a textured bob full of dimension and unique detail.

2. Pulled Back

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Pull your box braid bob back into a chic low ponytail.

If you’re looking for a bit of a fancier way to style your box braid bob then this is the style for you. Sweeping your braids back into a low ponytail is a chic and easy way to elevate your look. Use a few sprays of Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray to hold your style in place.

3. Thicker Braids

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Ready for a change? Consider thicker braids.

Try something different and opt for a thicker braid instead of your usual size. These bigger braids make even more of a statement and we can’t recommend them enough for women who are looking to make a statement with their hair.

4. Mid-Level Ponytail

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This mid-level ponytail is equal parts chic and flirty.

This style is perfect for those days when you need your hair up and out of your face. A flirty ponytail is a fun built-in way to accessorize any look.

5. Highlighted

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Lighten up by opting by wearing box braids in a bob with highlights.

Play with your style and color by opting for highlighted box braids. This beautiful bronze color will flatter your skin tone and give you the perfect glow.

6. Half-Up

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A half up style keeps your hair out of your face for a unique take on box braids bob hairstyles.

The half-up bun trend is here to stay and it’s the perfect way to wear your box braid bob when you’re ready to change up your style.

7. Curled Ends

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Add a slight curl to the end of your braids.

Add a slight curl to the end of your braids by playing up your natural texture. A little bit of Suave Professionals Flexible Control Curl Mousse will add just the right amount of body and hold to the ends of your braids.

8. Classic Bob

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Wear your braids in a classic short bob box braids.

Keep it simple with a classic bob. Show off your braids by giving them an extra dose of shine by running TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum through the ends.

9. Brushed Back

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Try a more playful look and brush your braids back. This is is one of our all-time favorite box braid bob styles.

Tousle your braids and comb them back with your fingers in any direction for a fun and playful look.

10. Bob with Bangs

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Who says you can’t wear braided bangs? Try adding fringe to your box braids bob style.

Go for a bold style and ask your stylist to add bangs to your braided bob for a daring and unexpected look.